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UNESCO, IUCN ask Poland to stop logging in Białowieża Forest

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The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 adopted a decision urging Poland to immediately halt all logging and wood extraction in the old-growth forests of Białowieża. The decision follows the advice of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in ...

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Fresh IUCN worry over vaquita exploitation, logging, poaching

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Illegal fishing, logging and poaching are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites monitored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this year, putting some of the world’s most precious and unique ecosystems and species at risk. Ahead of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, starting on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Kraków, Poland, IUCN has ...

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Campaigners flay proposed Norway-backed Congo forest logging

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The Norwegian government is said to be considering whether to finance industrial logging in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 20 million hectares of virgin forest could be handed over to the timber industry. It is believed that Norway will commit some €16 million to the project. The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to ...

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DRC cancels logging concessions, Greenpeace applauds cautiously

Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced the cancellation of logging concessions observers feel were illegally granted. Environment watchdog, Greenpeace, believes that its report on 12th July about several breaches of the DRC moratorium on allocation of new logging concessions influenced the government decision. Robert Bopolo Bogeza, DRC’s Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development, announced in the ...

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Greenpeace: How DRC breached logging moratorium

Robert Bopolo Mbongeza

Investigation by Greenpeace Africa has revealed that the DRC government violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting in 2015 three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares A Greenpeace Africa investigation has revealed that the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles. Government is said to have ...

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Congo may re-open vast rainforest to industrial loggers

Lars Løvold of Rainforest Foundation Norway

A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest to new logging companies. This comes at a time when the governments of Norway, France, Germany, the UK, and the European Union, are assessing whether to ...

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Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

The Ogun State Government has solicited the support of stakeholders in the state’s forestry sector to join its efforts in curbing illegal felling of trees in government owned forest reserves in order to enhance its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, gave the charge while addressing the Timber Contractors Association, Ogun Waterside Chapter, during a working visit ...

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Govts, traders urged to stem Congo Basin timber trade

Michael O’Brien Onyeka, Greenpeace Africa

Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa.  During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, the NGO highlighted how inaction over trade in illegal timber by Congo Basin countries, China, the European Union, and the United States is devastating the world’s second ...

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Combating illegal logging with smartphones, smarter shopping

CustomMade, an online marketplace, discloses in this treatise that though illegal logging costs the global economy an estimated $30 to $100 billion in lost revenue annually, the mass exodus of our forests has more devastating, long-lasting implications, putting the environment, politics and social stability at risk   Many of us make daily choices to try to live more environmentally conscious lifestyles. But ...

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